Leesburg, VA 20175
I am a breath & movement artist, teacher, student of life & spiritual guide.
My relationship with yoga and spiritual journey first began in 2005. After taking only one class, I noticed a significant reduction in the debilitating back pain and chronic stress from which I had been suffering. To continue with my self-care, I began a regular practice and fell in love with the calming affects, personal awareness and overall benefits yoga brought to my life.
After ten years of exploring this relationship, I dedicated my life fully to exploring the art of yoga and strive daily to gain a greater understanding of its effects on the human composition. Today, I am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and hold certificates as E-RYT® 200 and YACEP® with additional training and certificates in Stand Up Paddleboard yoga (SUP) and Trauma Informed Yoga.
I teach a prana based yoga, utilizing breath as a guide for all movement. Prana is our greatest life force, it is THE energy of all life. The physical practice of yoga supports mindfulness and meditation by practicing focusing on your breath on purpose even as you move from space to space/ posture by posture. By reawakening this connection between your body and mind, you will find the space between stimulus and response. My classes are challenging, yet accessible, uplifting yet grounding. Your experience will take you beyond the physical aspects of yoga where you’ll find a sacred space deep within yourself.
My mission as a teacher is to grow and support healthy, mindful, peaceful communities by providing yoga, meditation and healing arts to adventure seekers, high-school students and their communities.
To do this, my yoga classes are intelligently designed to:
- improve respiration, energy and vitality
- improve agility and focus
- improve cardiovascular health
- improve flexibility, strength and endurance
- improve balance
- build lean muscle
- reduce and prevent injury
- reduce and manage pain
- speed muscle repair
Whether you are just beginning your yoga journey or have a regular practice, my classes provide an environment to find yourself while connecting to your breath.